Tokyo, Japan. 10th Nov, 2015. Choe Okuno President of JA Zenchu (the Japanese Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives) speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan. Okuno spoke of the impact of the newly finalized Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Japanese agriculture, but also stressed that the main issue facing Japanese agriculture today is that there are not enough young farmers to continue working in the industry, where the average age is 60 and if the average gets to 70 the farming industry will be over. Credit: Aflo Co. Ltd./Alamy Live News

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Tokyo, Japan. 10th Nov, 2015. Choe Okuno President of JA Zenchu (the Japanese Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives) speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan. Okuno spoke of the impact of the newly finalized Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Japanese agriculture, but also stressed that the main issue facing Japanese agriculture today is that there are not enough young farmers to continue working in the industry, where the average age is 60 and if the average gets to 70 the farming industry will be over. Credit: Aflo Co. Ltd./Alamy Live News
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Choe Okuno President of JA Zenchu (the Japanese Central Union of Agricultural Co-operatives) speaks during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan on November 10, 2015, Tokyo, Japan. Okuno spoke of the impact of the newly finalized Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Japanese agriculture, but also stressed that the main issue facing Japanese agriculture today is that there are not enough young farmers to continue working in the industry, where the average age is 60 and if the average gets to 70 the farming industry will be over. He called on the government to create a policy to increase the number of farmers. (Photo by Rodrigo Reyes Marin/AFLO)

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